Reselling Grades Failing

By/Par Gideon Scanlon As cross-business inventory networks become normal, the collision sector complains In March of 2018, recyclers attending the OARA Annual conference and Trade Show heard a speech from industry advocate J.C. Cahill. As keynote speaker, he told the audience that auto recyclers who wanted to compete should be doing three things: keeping track […]

Unretiring Retire Your Ride — Not Cash For Clunkers

By/Par Gideon Scanlon Government can improve both the industry and the environment With the slow return to normal life after months of social isolation, American and Canadian politicians will soon turn their head to another problem—a sluggish economy. What role the automotive aftermarket will play in this remains to be seen. In making their policy […]

2021’s Woman of the Industry

By/Par Allison Rogers Natalie Miller reflects on the industry during a time of change This year, Canadian Auto Recyclers names Natalie Miller of Miller Auto Recycling in Fort Erie, Ontario as Woman of the Industry for 2020. Recently named as the Auto Recycler’s Association’s Canadian representative, Miller has previously served on ARA’s Educational Planning Committee […]

Charging Ahead

By/Par Allison Rogers and Gideon Scanlon ARC to unveil whitepaper on EV recycling This summer, a newcomer to the auto recycling sector set her mind to solving an existential problem facing the sector. Western University student Brenda Yu, a research intern for the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) was tasked with researching the challenges facing […]

The Auto Recyclers Association’s 2021

By/Par Gideon Scanlon Locked down, but ready to go – Verrouillé, mais prêt à partir In April, the Auto Recycler’s Association cancelled its annual Hill Day event due to the global pandemic. For the past few years, Hill Days has brought industry leaders together in order to educate government figures in the U.S. capitol about […]

The tightrope of triumph

By/Par Gideon Scanlon As salvage prices skyrocket and a global pandemic keeps its customer base at home, Bastarache Auto Parts continues to thrive Last spring, as COVID-19 made began to spread through North America, Ron Bastarache knew that it would be a rough year for the auto parts and recycling sector. The impact the pandemic […]


Joining the team In January, RePowered Batteries joined the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association as an Associate Member. Headquartered in Gatineau, Quebec, RePowered takes electric vehicle batteries and repurposes them for future use in everything from solar power storage systems to grocery store grids. “RePowered Batteries take batteries from end-of-life electric vehicles and dismantle them to […]


CROSS CANADA – DE L’ASSOCIATION News and information for recycling associations across the country – Nouvelles et informations pour les associations à travers le pays British Columbia (BC Auto Recyclers) The BC Auto Recyclers Division has been involved in the design and implementation of a set of news EV dismantling standards. Set out by […]